2019 Yamaha R15 V3 MotoGP Edition Launched; FZ25 And Ray ZR Get The Same Treatment Too!

Modified On Aug 1, 2019 By Praveen M. for Yamaha YZF R15 V3

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Apart from the cosmetic updates, the models remain mechanically unchanged 

  • The new colour variants are around Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,500 more expensive than the standard models.
  • This is the second time that the R15 V3 has received a MotoGP edition.
  • The MotoGP-inspired livery makes its debut on the FZ25 and the Cygnus Ray ZR.

Yamaha has introduced the MotoGP-inspired edition of the YZF-R15 Version 3.0, FZ25 and the Cygnus Ray ZR in India. While the limited edition R15 V3 is priced at Rs 1,42,780, the FZ25 costs Rs 1,36,680.  This makes the two bikes dearer than their standard colour variants by Rs 2,500.

On the other hand, the MotoGP edition of the Cygnus Ray ZR is priced at Rs 59,028, which is a premium of just Rs 1,500 over the standard disc brake-equipped version. The drum brake variant does not come with the new colour option. 

This is the second time that the Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0 has received a MotoGP-inspired variant. The faired bike received the first MotoGP-inspired paint job back in August 2018. While the older model received Movistar stickers with blue livery, the 2019 iteration comes with a darker black theme with blue highlights on the bodywork with Monster Energy stickers.  That’s because in 2018, the official sponsor was Movistar whereas now it’s Monster Energy.

As for the FZ25 and Ray ZR, this is the first time Yamaha has offered a sporty livery on any  of its two-wheelers sold in India other than the R15. The Ray ZR, in particular, is reminiscent of the pit bikes which Yamaha uses at the MotoGP races! Apart from the cosmetic changes, the two-wheelers remain mechanically unchanged. Yamaha also offers a “Racing branded” tee along with the the MotoGP edition model. Here’s Yamaha’s official statement regarding the launch:

Press Release:

Yamaha’s The Call Of The Blue Intensifies With Season 2 Launch

  • Season 2 campaign is designed to euologise about Yamaha's racing DNA slotted into Indian two-wheelers
  • The campaign introduces Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Limited Edition 2019 of two-wheelers in India

Chennai, August 1, 2019: India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd. today launched the new pan India brand campaign ‘The Call of the Blue 2.0’ upon the trajectory of substantial success of the maiden campaign launched in the year 2018. ‘The Call of the Blue’ is the brand campaign of Yamaha that draws parallel to its product planning, marketing and customer engagement strategies with the brand’s global image of ‘excitement, style and sportiness’. The new campaign expresses a sense of reward upon the exciting, sporty and stylish experiences of Yamaha as the brand is revved up to incite racing excitement into Indian roads. 

The Call of the Blue was launched in August 2018 to deliver the uniqueness of the brand by building up the exhilaration of Yamaha racing through its products and related experiences. The campaign witnessed a roaring success with outdoor activities conducted across 6 cities where a unique sportiness and excitement of the brand had entranced the motorcycle enthusiasts to throttle up the whole time they had spent into the world of Yamaha. 

Further to stimulate the excitement that is Yamaha, a new series of Monster Energy Yamaha Moto GP Limited Edition 2019 of two wheelers including the YZF-R15 Version 3.0 (155 cc), FZ 25 (249 cc) and Cygnus Ray ZR (113 cc) is launched today. The new Monster Energy Yamaha Moto GP Limited Edition 2019 of two wheelers will run the show for the brand’s vision to represent Yamaha’s racing spirit and passion into regular street-riding. The Yamaha YZR-M1 inspired branding can be found appearing on the fairing, tank and side panels outlining its R-DNA pedigree. This includes the Monster Energy Yamaha Moto GP livery, premium gold Yamaha Motor tuning fork logo, Yamaha racing speed block logo and the brand slogan logo. Additionally, the ‘racing branded’ T-shirt is offered complimentary with the purchase of the two wheelers from the lineup of Monster Energy Yamaha Moto GP Limited Edition 2019.

Models - Price (Ex showroom Delhi)

  • YZF-R15 Version 3.0 (155 CC)  Monster Energy Yamaha Moto GP Limited Edition 2019 - Rs. 142,780/-
  • FZ 25 (249 CC)  Monster Energy Yamaha Moto GP Limited Edition 2019 - Rs. 136,680/-
  • Cygnus Ray ZR (113 CC)  Monster Energy Yamaha Moto GP Limited Edition 2019 - Rs. 59,028/-

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Motofumi Shitara, Chairman of Yamaha Motor India Group of companies said, “The Season 2 of Yamaha’s brand campaign will resound in the success of the brand through continued commitment of offering exciting, stylish and sporty mobility. The Call of the Blue 2.0 along with Monster Energy Yamaha Moto GP Limited Edition 2019 of two wheelers will further refine Yamaha’s delightful experiences. The visual and sensory excitement of Yamaha’s racing is unbeatable and it should find its way to the Indian roads by featuring the right combination of sportiness and style. The new limited edition from Yamaha is another reinforcement of commitment to its customers who relish the unique experience of being identified as sporty and racy with their two wheelers.”

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